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From Gregg Wonderly <gr...@wonderly.org>
Subject Re: Formatting of River Source Tree
Date Thu, 09 Dec 2010 15:13:04 GMT
On 12/8/2010 6:00 PM, Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> Gregg Wonderly wrote:
>> I can get by in VI. But in an IDE it gets much harder to switch
>> between tabs and spaces. Just tabs means I can't edit code and type
>> tab without changing how they expand and what interval they expand
>> to. This is an IDE wide setting.
>
> Did you mean "Just spaces" rather than "Just tabs" above?

Yes, I did, sorry for the confusion.

>
>> So then when I am messing with my own code and "spaced" code, I have
>> to jump through all kinds of hoops in the end to not end up with a
>> mismash of tabbing.
>
> You should consider using an IDE such as Eclipse that supports
> project-specific settings. I'm surprised at any modern IDE not
> supporting that, because many people work on multiple projects that have
> different conventions.

I use netbeans, and it does not have per project control.  It does control tab 
expansion by content type of the file you are editing.

> No matter what choice we make, some of us are going to have to depend on
> project-specific settings because it's obvious we are not all using the
> same default settings in our IDEs.
>
>> Okay, enough said.
>
> Yes, I think we need to just make a decision and move on. This is the
> sort of thing that can be argued about for years without reaching a
> conclusion that satisfies everyone.
>
> Patricia
>


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